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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 53–68.
Published: 01 April 2002
...Antoinette Sol The College of William & Mary 2002 ECL26205-68-sol.q4 5/28/02 2:22 PM Page 53 The Second Time Around: Marriage and Remarriage in Riccoboni and La Guesnerie...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2011) 35 (2): 39–75.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Helen E. M. Brooks This essay examines the ways marriage could function both to the benefit and detriment of an actress's professional activities and agency. It argues that an astute marital decision might support and promote an ambitious actress's future on the stage, largely through integrating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Ann Campbell This essay argues that Frances Burney in Cecilia; or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782) critiques political debates and literary conventions focused on clandestine marriage. Through two plots of this novel, one economic and one focused on courtship, Burney interprets clandestine marriage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 128–138.
Published: 01 September 2013
...J. Jennifer Jones Walker Eric C. . Marriage, Writing, and Romanticism: Wordsworth and Austen After War . ( Stanford : Stanford Univ. , 2009 ). Pp. xiv + 283 . $60 Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 Review Essay Flanking...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2016) 40 (2): 66–87.
Published: 01 April 2016
... before the Marriage Act of 1753 in England and Wales, especially the notorious clandestine marriage trade of London, I argue that there is a strong suggestion throughout that Sarah may not be simply a discarded mistress, but actually the rake's first wife. By contemplating ways in which the moral lesson...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2017) 41 (3): 57–88.
Published: 01 September 2017
... knowledge and, thereby, modern pleasure. I here try to reclaim lost classical allusions, and use lexicography, textual variants, rape and marriage laws, and social and dynastic history to illumine Tom Jones, Pamela in her Exalted Condition , and Clarissa. The historical critic thus is empirical, inductive...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (3): 98–116.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Lisa O’Connell University of Queensland Spearheaded by Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753, English marriage reform of the mid eighteenth century changed both the concept and prac- tice of marriage. Indeed, it enabled marriage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2007) 31 (2): 56–82.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., Britons confi rmed their fascination with interracial romance and marriage throughout the period of “compara- tively benign” race relations that endured in England until 1840 (118). Eighteenth-Century Life Volume 31, Number 2, Spring 2007 doi 10.1215/00982601-2006...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2013
...), Freeman’s eventual theft of the Widow Blackacre’s green bags and his proposal of marriage complicate and threaten the widow’s autonomy. The often-­maligned widow, whose obsession with lawsuits incurs the contempt of her peers and propels the play’s subplot, views marriage as debilitating...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (2): 30–60.
Published: 01 April 2022
... with marriage, and with marriage's negotiable conditions. The famous proviso scene, in which the romantic leads draw up a bill of conjugal rights, functions as “a kind of prototype,” as Paula Backscheider remarks, “for the discussion and negotiation of the relationships and rights of husbands and wives within...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2020) 44 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 January 2020
... in the marriage market. Women participated in lotteries in the hopes of securing financial stability for themselves, but also to increase their prospects for marriage. By provid- ing potential access to economic independence for women, lotteries and financial markets more generally upset the social structure...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 61–85.
Published: 01 September 2019
... traced as an interest in Tory- Jacobite politics in her Political Biog- raphy (2012) to Haywood s recurrent investment in properly negotiating a marriage, the intimate female relationships in the periodical serve as a uni- fying theme.6 To aid in depicting female friendship, Haywood also rede- ploys...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 January 2009
..., to almanacs and broadsides, Lyons convincingly dem- onstrates that the sexual culture of late-colonial Philadelphia was permissive despite the predominance of Quakers in the city: “The seeds of patriarchal marriage had not taken firm root in colonial Philadelphia” (43). During the 1760s and 1770s...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2009) 33 (1): 125–131.
Published: 01 January 2009
... of the rea- sons that people turned away from the church to other loci of identity. Snell also explores elements of parish life that were not explicitly con- nected to welfare. In a chapter on marriage, he argues that rates of endoga- mous marriage (marrying a member of one’s own parish) were very...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2003) 27 (3): 31–52.
Published: 01 September 2003
... cause. By virtue of her parentage, her adventures, and her marriage, Clementina became a prominent figure in Jacobite and European imaginations. Her prominence suggests that we ought to ask whether when Richardson called the Italian heroine in his last novel “Clementina,” he was joining in Stuart...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 January 2018
... household; the right to be with the partner of one’s choosing; the right to abandon an unhappy marriage; the right to go out and seek gainful employment; the right to live, and die, on one’s own terms. In the essay that follows, then, I want to explore the pivotal role that female rebellion...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (1): 28–57.
Published: 01 January 2018
... foregrounds through her marriage plots, generate audience sympathy for that agency, and establish a solid framework for promoting female arts. Everywhere, in an effort to entwine her own plays in the nation’s revered traditions, she engages Dryden-like with voices current and past to promote native...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2002) 26 (2): 1–22.
Published: 01 April 2002
... “of the particular engagements . . . absolutely necessary to the order . . . of society.”12 Indeed, Millar was to depart significantly from writers like Delany on the subject of filial marriage, many of whom stipulated filial deference in the selection of a spouse...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 15–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of a wife’s coverture in marriage, traded under her husband’s freedom and did not require her own separately.9 All three of the Sleepe sisters’ shops were situated in Cheapside, which was the 18 Eighteenth-Century Life Figure . Draft trade card of Esther Sleepe, BM, Heal, © The Trustees...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2024) 48 (1): 92–112.
Published: 01 January 2024
..., if the Caroline Newcomen who writes in the notebook in 1824 was a daughter of Charles Newcomen of Clonahard, then this was from a marriage prior to his marriage to Catherine. 17. A source for this precise quotation has not yet been established, but volume 2 of the Harleian Miscellany (London: T. Osborne...
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